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CVS Pharmacy pushes ahead with front-end plan

CVS Pharmacy pushes ahead with front-end plan

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has unveiled the next phase of its front-end strategy, including new store designs, more better-for-you food and health-focused products, expanded beauty offerings and informational signage storewide. CVS said more than 800 stores nationwide have been remodeled with the new front-end design and assortment, and over 3,400 locations now have expanded

CVS eliminates trans fats from store-brand food

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy said it has removed partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from its store-brand food offerings. Since January, the company has been selling more than 600 grocery and snack options without PHOs, the primary source of artificial trans fats in processed food. PHOs have been linked to rising rates of heart disease. The

CVS cuts trans fats from store-brand foods

CVS cuts trans fats from store-brand foods

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Artificial trans fats are now gone from a range of store-brand food products at CVS Pharmacy. CVS said Wednesday that it’s the first national retail drug chain to remove partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) — the chief source of artificial trans fats in processed foods — from all of its exclusive store-brand food

Healthy food options emphasized at CVS

Healthy food options emphasized at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is deploying its expanded assortment of healthier food and beverages to more than 2,900 CVS Pharmacy stores across the nation. The assortment was piloted in an initial 500 locations last year. CVS is now implementing the expanded healthy food offerings in 100 stores each week through the end of the

CVS steps up rollout of better-for-you foods

CVS steps up rollout of better-for-you foods

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy is ramping up its offering of healthier foods and beverages at more than 2,900 stores nationwide. CVS said Tuesday that this year it will roll out “a carefully curated selection of national and niche better-for-you brands” at 100 stores each week. The goal is to provide more healthful, convenient and

CVS teams up with ADA to combat diabetes

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy has teamed up with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) in an exclusive partnership that is intended to raise awareness and funding to fight the condition, which afflicts more than 22 million Americans. “We are committed to making it easier for our customers living with diabetes to find the right products

CVS Pharmacy sharpens focus on diabetes care

CVS Pharmacy sharpens focus on diabetes care

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy will serve as the exclusive drug store for “Partner in Healthy Living,” a new diabetes care initiative of CVS Health and the American Diabetes Association. CVS said Tuesday that through the effort both organizations aim to raise awareness and funding for Stop Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association’s campaign to help

Execs honored with Retailer of the Year awards

Execs honored with Retailer of the Year awards

NEW YORK — Racher Press Inc., the publisher of Chain Drug Review and Mass Market Retailers, presented its 2015 Retailer of the Year awards last evening in New York City. The annual event drew retailer and supplier executives from across the food, drug and mass channel to a ballroom at the new headquarters of Time

CVS’ Judy Sansone is Merchant of Year

CVS’ Judy Sansone is Merchant of Year

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Over the course of the past decade, CVS Health has undergone profound changes, transforming itself from a traditional drug store operator into a health care innovation company. One constant throughout the process has been the rock-solid performance of the front-end retail business to which the company traces its origins. Health and beauty

CVS grows health care arsenal

CVS grows health care arsenal

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy is adding hearing centers in seven stores and providing optical services in another five. The hearing centers are debuting in greater Dallas and Cleveland, while the vision services will be unveiled around Washington, D.C./Baltimore. “Hearing and optical services are a great fit with the existing health offerings in our stores, including

CVS to roll out hearing, optical services

CVS to roll out hearing, optical services

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy plans to add hearing centers in seven stores and provide optical services in another five stores. CVS said Monday that the hearing centers are launching this month at stores in the greater Dallas and Cleveland areas, while the vision services will be offered later this fall inside stores within the Washington,

Front end re-energized at CVS

Front end re-energized at CVS

NEW YORK — CVS Health has unveiled an enhanced front end with a focus on health, beauty and ­consumables. The upgrade, being rolled out at selected stores starting with 150 high-volume urban outlets, is “the next step in the company’s evolution to better support customers’ health in its retail stores” following its cigarette ban, CVS

CVS/pharmacy premieres new front-end strategy

CVS/pharmacy premieres new front-end strategy

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is rolling out enhanced front-end presentations and offerings — focused on health, beauty and consumables — at select CVS/pharmacy stores, starting with 150 high-volume urban locations across the country. CVS outlined the strategy Wednesday in a Manhattan store tour and a media advisory with top retail executives, including Helena Foulkes,

CVS adds new twist to ExtraCare

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy announced a promotion running from May 24 through June 20 that presents holders of the company’s ExtraCare loyalty card with the opportunity to receive a $10 CVSCash Card after spending $30 on an assortment of items found in the retailer’s weekly circular. The promotion offers cardholders a way to receive additional